Robyn Cook | 07 May 2019

Gareth Burton succeeds Thomas Bachmaier as think project! CEO

Today think project have announced the appointment of Gareth Burton as Chief Executive Officer. Formerly the CIO of UK contractor Laing O’Rourke and since January 2018, a Non-Executive Director and member of the board of directors at think project!, Gareth will assume responsibility for leading the strategic direction of think project!.

Thomas Bachmaier, who has served as CEO since co-founding think project! in 2000 and has grown the company to more than 300 employees, will remain a shareholder and actively involved in the business as a Non-Executive Director and a member of the board of directors.

Thomas has said: “After TA Associates took a strategic shareholding in think project! at the end of 2016, we strengthened the management team to support the rapidly growing domestic and international business. On the back of the organisation’s strength, I have decided to transition to a more strategic role in the company. Gareth is the right person to take over as CEO to continue think project!’s geographic expansion in Europe and beyond, and to continue our strong revenue growth while further expanding our product portfolio.

Gareth has strong knowledge of the technology and process automation requirements of construction and software businesses having worked in a number of technology companies, including Motorola and BT, and having held board level IT positions within the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors, serving as CIO of Finastra and Laing O’Rourke, one of the UK’s largest construction companies. He will work closely in collaboration with think project!’s management team and board to further scale the business.

I have been privileged to work with Tom on the think project! board of directors for the past 16 months, and I would like to thank him and the entire organisation for the confidence that they have placed in me. This is an evolutionary step in think project!’s development. I am excited to execute on the company’s ambitious growth strategy that we are committed to delivering in pursuit of our vision to be the global leader in construction intelligence.” - Gareth Burton, CEO, think project!

As a Non-Executive Director and member of the board of directors, Thomas Bachmaier will contribute on corporate strategy, manage relationships with major customers and work closely with the executive leadership team.

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